Monday, June 30, 2014
Guyana - Land of Many Waters
Well everyone I have landed on the Continent of South America! I live in a village called Great Diamond. It is about 30 minutes south of Georgetown (Capital).We cover the small and close areas on bike and then anything that is more than a 20 min ride we catch a bus that is hustling the roads. The buses are crazy... more so than the ones in Grenada... which I thought couldn't be worse. They smell like monkey cages says Elder Hardy... haha which I feel is a pretty close guess of what it's like... Horse drawn wagons flood the highway as well pulling people and giving them rides to places because they can't afford the normal fair for a bus. Normal fair is $160 per person Guyanese... so like 80 cents U.S. People are very poor where I am living. I live in a pretty nice apartment compared to some. Straight cold water out of the tap and shower, so glacier freeze in the mornings... although we do have an a/c unit... which is nice!
Elder Hardy was with one of the missionaries I came out with, who I enjoyed being around in the MTC. One downside of this past week... he is sick.. so we haven't been able to do as much work as I would have liked but... ya know me... I work crazy hard. Missionaries say I'm the work horse of the mission... which is pretty crazy! I have lived up to one of my goals, so that's cool!
We had 74 people at church and 7 were investigators brought by the members... It is crazy how humble and prepared and understanding these people are about the Gospel of Jesus Christ... It makes me very, very happy knowing that this place is very well off for the future of the church... lots of RM's and lots of strong youth! It is a simply Amazing place to serve in and I'm grateful (except for the stench of Rum waste from a local distiller down the road a ways.. it's gross... we'll put it that way!)
I love you all and Have a good week!
Love Elder Hill